Events


 

02/10/2021 - Cattle Genetics & Sire Selection 101 Webinar

This introductory online class, through zoom, will go over the basics of beef &dairy cattle genetics, how to read and understand a genetic analysis, and select sires with the desirable traits, based on farm preferences. Participants will learn the practical and economic benefits of selecting sires with favorable genetics, as well as ensure their animals reach their full genetic potential. Please register for the webinar by following the link below https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduGrrDwvGNDeYeDD_Lw-xpeIoUIX_04s or call/email Gabby Wormuth


02/10/2021 - Cattle Genetics & Sire Selection 101 Webinar

This introductory online class, through zoom, will go over the basics of beef &dairy cattle genetics, how to read and understand a genetic analysis, and select sires with the desirable traits, based on farm preferences. Participants will learn the practical and economic benefits of selecting sires with favorable genetics, as well as ensure their animals reach their full genetic potential. Please register for the webinar by following the link below https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsduGrrDwvGNDeYeDD_Lw-xpeIoUIX_04s or call/email Gabby Wormuth


01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration Update

Join us as we talk with Dan Rickman, Deputy District Director at the U.S. Small Business Administration. We will discuss the changes to the PPP program and other programs modified or created by the Economic Aid Act, such as EIDL and the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) program. There will be a Q&A period to answer questions.

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration Update

Join us as we talk with Dan Rickman, Deputy District Director at the U.S. Small Business Administration. We will discuss the changes to the PPP program and other programs modified or created by the Economic Aid Act, such as EIDL and the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) program. There will be a Q&A period to answer questions.

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration update

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/14/2021 - Coffee Talk: U.S. Small Business Administration update

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

01/04/2021 - Cooking with Kids

Ready to have fun with our food and try out new, delicious snacks? Join our FREE weekly Cooking with Kids series where we cook up recipes for kids from the comfort of our own homes! Recipes will be sent ahead so you can cook alongside Ms. Elizabeth. Open to children in grades 1-5! Classes will take place via Zoom. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceutrD8vG93Coea4nM5UvrT6ogIf2tGh


01/11/2021 - New Year, New Menu

Are you ready to get 2021 off to a delicious start? Join our FREE weekly 30-minute adult cooking series where you will: Learn ta new recipe each week Become more confident in the kitchen Practice stretching your Budget Learn to love your leftovers Set goals that you can celebrate Recipes will be sent ahead of time so you can cook alongside our educators. If eligible, you will receive a free item each week to help you in the kitchen! Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-2grj8pHdIu1MjNpNq7lg7WBbP34uzv This event will be Via Zoom Questions? Contact Hannah


01/14/2021 - Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Join us on one of the 2021 dates and times below to learn the skills needed to successfully co-parent after separation or divorce. Preregister and pay a $75.00 fee Please call 315-788-8450


01/14/2021 - Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Join us on one of the 2021 dates and times below to learn the skills needed to successfully co-parent after separation or divorce. Preregister and pay a $75.00 fee Please call 315-788-8450


01/04/2021 - Cooking with Kids

Ready to have fun with our food and try out new, delicious snacks? Join our FREE weekly Cooking with Kids series where we cook up recipes for kids from the comfort of our own homes! Recipes will be sent ahead so you can cook alongside Ms. Elizabeth. Open to children in grades 1-5! Classes will take place via Zoom. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Register at https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceutrD8vG93Coea4nM5UvrT6ogIf2tGh


01/11/2021 - New Year, New Menu

Are you ready to get 2021 off to a delicious start? Join our FREE weekly 30-minute adult cooking series where you will: Learn ta new recipe each week Become more confident in the kitchen Practice stretching your Budget Learn to love your leftovers Set goals that you can celebrate Recipes will be sent ahead of time so you can cook alongside our educators. If eligible, you will receive a free item each week to help you in the kitchen! Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-2grj8pHdIu1MjNpNq7lg7WBbP34uzv This event will be Via Zoom Questions? Contact Hannah


12/10/2020 - Community Virtual Bingo Night at JCC

Join us for some fun and a chance to win some Jefferson Community College swag items. This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom registration: https://buff.ly/3pVrwzP


12/10/2020 - Community Virtual Bingo Night at JCC

Join us for some fun and a chance to win some Jefferson Community College swag items. This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom registration: https://buff.ly/3pVrwzP


12/09/2020 - Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Carthage Area Hospital is excited to bring a new Tobacco Cessation Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Instructor Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA will provide strategies to quit, offer support after the class, and provide an individualized, tailored program for each participant. You’ll learn about the latest tobacco cessation products, education, and more. This class is FREE and is held from 5pm-7pm at the hospital. To sign up, please fill out the form below or call Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA at 315-519-5540 or cbradley@cahny.org.


12/09/2020 - Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Carthage Area Hospital is excited to bring a new Tobacco Cessation Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Instructor Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA will provide strategies to quit, offer support after the class, and provide an individualized, tailored program for each participant. You’ll learn about the latest tobacco cessation products, education, and more. This class is FREE and is held from 5pm-7pm at the hospital. To sign up, please fill out the form below or call Christopher Bradley, PharmD, RPh, MBA at 315-519-5540 or cbradley@cahny.org.


11/28/2020 - Winter Wonderlights

Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday join Zoo New York for our Winter Wonderlights Event from 5PM-8PM. This event allows guests to explore the Zoo while enjoying lights and holiday decorations put up by local businesses, families, and Zoo members!
Open On: 11/28, 11/29, 12/3-12/5, 12/10-12/12, 12/17-12/19, 12/24, 12/26-12/27, 1/1/21-1/3/21.
CLOSED On: 12/25 & 12/31


12/04/2020 - City of Watertown "Deck the Parkway" Reverse Christmas Parade

From 6-7 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, Black River Parkway will glow under the bright lights of Deck The Parkway, a drive-thru, reverse parade style-event. Stationary floats will adorn the parkway, appropriately spaced, and the public is welcome to drive through slowly and enjoy the view.



Entrance to Deck The Parkway will be from Coffeen Street only with all traffic moving in an eastbound direction on Black River Parkway. After passing all the floats, traffic will exit the event onto Mill Street. For safety reasons, access to the event will be limited to private motor vehicles only, and guests must remain in their vehicles at all times. Additionally, the speed limit within Deck The Parkway will be 10 mph.



Black River Parkway will close to all traffic at 5 p.m. to facilitate setup and will open at 6 p.m. for Deck The Parkway. Following the event, Black River Parkway will close again briefly to allow floats to exit and will reopen shortly thereafter. Traffic bound for other destinations that does not wish to experience the event should seek alternate routes.



Anyone wishing to enter a float into Deck The Parkway should contact Parade Coordinator, Stan Zaremba at (315) 416-1087. The City of Watertown asks that all entrants decorate their floats for the holiday season and include holiday lights. Vehicles will be driving by the driver’s side of the float, so all floats should focus their decorating on that side. No vans, utility vehicles, wreckers, dump trucks etc. are permitted without tasteful Christmas decorations, or an attached decorated float.


12/04/2020 - City of Watertown "Deck the Parkway" Reverse Christmas Parade

From 6-7 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, Black River Parkway will glow under the bright lights of Deck The Parkway, a drive-thru, reverse parade style-event. Stationary floats will adorn the parkway, appropriately spaced, and the public is welcome to drive through slowly and enjoy the view.



Entrance to Deck The Parkway will be from Coffeen Street only with all traffic moving in an eastbound direction on Black River Parkway. After passing all the floats, traffic will exit the event onto Mill Street. For safety reasons, access to the event will be limited to private motor vehicles only, and guests must remain in their vehicles at all times. Additionally, the speed limit within Deck The Parkway will be 10 mph.



Black River Parkway will close to all traffic at 5 p.m. to facilitate setup and will open at 6 p.m. for Deck The Parkway. Following the event, Black River Parkway will close again briefly to allow floats to exit and will reopen shortly thereafter. Traffic bound for other destinations that does not wish to experience the event should seek alternate routes.



Anyone wishing to enter a float into Deck The Parkway should contact Parade Coordinator, Stan Zaremba at (315) 416-1087. The City of Watertown asks that all entrants decorate their floats for the holiday season and include holiday lights. Vehicles will be driving by the driver’s side of the float, so all floats should focus their decorating on that side. No vans, utility vehicles, wreckers, dump trucks etc. are permitted without tasteful Christmas decorations, or an attached decorated float.


11/28/2020 - Winter Wonderlights

Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday join Zoo New York for our Winter Wonderlights Event from 5PM-8PM. This event allows guests to explore the Zoo while enjoying lights and holiday decorations put up by local businesses, families, and Zoo members!
Open On: 11/28, 11/29, 12/3-12/5, 12/10-12/12, 12/17-12/19, 12/24, 12/26-12/27, 1/1/21-1/3/21.
CLOSED On: 12/25 & 12/31


11/09/2020 - American Portrait in the Classroom

7th – 12th Grade Educators – Explore how to incorporate American Portrait into your classroom curriculum. Ideal for ELA, Social Studies, and Journalism instructors as well as school guidance counselors


11/09/2020 - American Portrait in the Classroom

7th – 12th Grade Educators – Explore how to incorporate American Portrait into your classroom curriculum. Ideal for ELA, Social Studies, and Journalism instructors as well as school guidance counselors


11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone, President

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Update

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone, President

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/12/2020 - Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Coffee Talk: JCC Community Discussion

Jefferson Community College

Dr. Ty Stone

 

 

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

11/04/2020 - 2020 VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - November

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed for small group interaction with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each virtual room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!


11/04/2020 - 2020 VIRTUAL Coffee & Connections - November

Virtual Coffee & Connections: A Networking Experience

Join us for this VIRTUAL twist on speed networking! This structure is designed to help you maximize on your networking experience, aiding you in your efforts to make truly meaningful connections with others in attendance. Speed networking is designed to allow small groups with designated time for everyone to give a professional introduction as well as time to answer a posed question. Each room has a different prompt that allows you to get to know your peers and learn from each other's experiences.

People in a range of positions from management, sales, outreach, administration and more agree that the experience of speed networking is a fun and effective way to connect, and they would participate again!

Join us from the comforts of your home, office, or home office!


10/31/2020 - Jefferson County SPCA Trunk or Treat

Join the Jefferson County SPCA for their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat!!! Festivities will start at 12pm on October 31st and go till 2pm. There will be a food truck, haunted trail, fun activities, and candy galore!!! We are still looking for volunteers to both setup trunks to pass out candy as well as dress up and be apart of our haunted trail and candy land board. Any help is welcome!!!


10/15/2020 - Free Food Give Away

Mercy Point Church @ 231 South Massey St., Watertown, NY will be giving away free Farmers to Family Food Boxes every Thursday in the month of October from 11:00 am until the last box is gone. Boxes contain fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein. One box per family. Someone from the family must be present. All safety precautions are taken, face masks and gloves are worn. We will load boxes for you.


10/31/2020 - Jefferson County SPCA Trunk or Treat

Join the Jefferson County SPCA for their 3rd annual Trunk or Treat!!! Festivities will start at 12pm on October 31st and go till 2pm. There will be a food truck, haunted trail, fun activities, and candy galore!!! We are still looking for volunteers to both setup trunks to pass out candy as well as dress up and be apart of our haunted trail and candy land board. Any help is welcome!!!


10/15/2020 - Free Food Give Away

Mercy Point Church @ 231 South Massey St., Watertown, NY will be giving away free Farmers to Family Food Boxes every Thursday in the month of October from 11:00 am until the last box is gone. Boxes contain fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein. One box per family. Someone from the family must be present. All safety precautions are taken, face masks and gloves are worn. We will load boxes for you.


10/29/2020 - Coffee Talk: Guerrilla Marketing

Coffee Talk: Guerrilla Marketing

Watertown Oswego Small Business Development Center

Elizabeth R. Lonergan, Regional Director

 

 

Join us for a discussion about Guerrilla Marketing for Micro Businesses, where SBDC staff will discuss the pros, cons and examples of low-cost/high impact marketing initiatives you can employ in your business. Ample time for Q&A will be provided, so join us for a lively and fast-paced presentation designed to help you bring “disruptive” marketing to your business.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

10/15/2020 - Coffee Talk: Online Reputation Management and Social Media Strategies

Coffee Talk: Online Reputation Management and Social Media Strategies

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York

Melanie McGovern, Communications Director

Lauren Kirchmyer, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

 

As businesses continue to re-group and get used the “new normal,” it’s time to make sure you are putting your best digital foot forward. Join BBB of Upstate New York's Melanie McGovern and Lauren Kirchmyer to learn tips on reviewing your social media profiles, online directories, Better Business Bureau profile and customer reviews, as well as tips for managing your online reputation.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

10/29/2020 - Coffee Talk: Guerrilla Marketing

Coffee Talk: Guerrilla Marketing

Watertown Oswego Small Business Development Center

Elizabeth R. Lonergan, Regional Director

 

 

Join us for a discussion about Guerrilla Marketing for Micro Businesses, where SBDC staff will discuss the pros, cons and examples of low-cost/high impact marketing initiatives you can employ in your business. Ample time for Q&A will be provided, so join us for a lively and fast-paced presentation designed to help you bring “disruptive” marketing to your business.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

10/15/2020 - Coffee Talk: Online Reputation Management and Social Media Strategies

Coffee Talk: Online Reputation Management and Social Media Strategies

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York

Melanie McGovern, Communications Director

Lauren Kirchmyer, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

 

As businesses continue to re-group and get used the “new normal,” it’s time to make sure you are putting your best digital foot forward. Join BBB of Upstate New York's Melanie McGovern and Lauren Kirchmyer to learn tips on reviewing your social media profiles, online directories, Better Business Bureau profile and customer reviews, as well as tips for managing your online reputation.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics.

 

10/16/2020 - WCNY"s 6th annual Taste of Fame

WCNY presents the 6th annual Taste of Fame on October 16 You’re invited to cook with Chef Marcus Samuelsson at the virtual Taste of Fame culinary fundraiser event on October 16. Samuelsson will host the live virtual cooking event from New York City to home kitchens across the country via Zoom. The experience includes a 30-minute Q&A with Chef Marcus where he’ll create his favorite cocktail recipe, a Tastings NYC ingredient box delivered to your home, a live online cooking lesson, private Zoom rooms to eat in with friends, two-week access to the recorded cooking lesson, and the online silent auction. Each ticket feeds four people! Menu: Appetizer—Southern Greens Salad with Vinaigrette A mix of tender salad greens tossed with a sorghum spiked apple cider vinaigrette and crunchy southern pecans. Entrée—Curry with Yams & Swiss Chard (Choice of Shrimp, Chicken, or Tofu) A fragrant, spiced coconut curry filled with sweet yams, verdant Swiss chard, and a tender protein of your choice. Dessert—Red Velvet Cookies A chewy cookie bursting with white chocolate chips and the classic Red Velvet flavor everyone knows and loves. Ticket info: Tickets are on sale now–Sept. 28 Now–Aug. 31 guests can purchase tickets with a 10% discount. For more information, visit wcny.org/tasteoffame, call (315) 453-2424, or email tasteoffame@wcny.org. Proceeds from the Taste of Fame fundraiser support WCNY’s programs and services. DINNER TICKET $175.00 $157.50 with 10% discount 1 TICKET INCLUDES 4 SERVINGS PER BOX. Cook LIVE with celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson in your home kitchen! The virtual culinary journey includes a 30-minute cocktail Q&A with Chef Marcus where he’ll create his favorite drink, a Tastings NYC ingredient box delivered to your home, a live online cooking lesson, two-week access to the recorded cooking lesson, a private Zoom room to eat with friends, and the online silent auction. PREMIUM TICKET $225.00 $202.50 with 10% discount 1 TICKET INCLUDES 4 SERVINGS PER BOX. Enjoy all the benefits of a Dinner Ticket, plus an autographed copy of Chef Marcus’ “The Red Rooster Cookbook.” Date: Oct. 16, 2020 Times: 6:30–7 p.m. ET | Cocktails 7 p.m. | Dinner 3:30–4 p.m. PT | Cocktails 4 p.m. | Dinner Ticket link: www.wcny.org/tasteoffame


10/16/2020 - WCNY"s 6th annual Taste of Fame

WCNY presents the 6th annual Taste of Fame on October 16 You’re invited to cook with Chef Marcus Samuelsson at the virtual Taste of Fame culinary fundraiser event on October 16. Samuelsson will host the live virtual cooking event from New York City to home kitchens across the country via Zoom. The experience includes a 30-minute Q&A with Chef Marcus where he’ll create his favorite cocktail recipe, a Tastings NYC ingredient box delivered to your home, a live online cooking lesson, private Zoom rooms to eat in with friends, two-week access to the recorded cooking lesson, and the online silent auction. Each ticket feeds four people! Menu: Appetizer—Southern Greens Salad with Vinaigrette A mix of tender salad greens tossed with a sorghum spiked apple cider vinaigrette and crunchy southern pecans. Entrée—Curry with Yams & Swiss Chard (Choice of Shrimp, Chicken, or Tofu) A fragrant, spiced coconut curry filled with sweet yams, verdant Swiss chard, and a tender protein of your choice. Dessert—Red Velvet Cookies A chewy cookie bursting with white chocolate chips and the classic Red Velvet flavor everyone knows and loves. Ticket info: Tickets are on sale now–Sept. 28 Now–Aug. 31 guests can purchase tickets with a 10% discount. For more information, visit wcny.org/tasteoffame, call (315) 453-2424, or email tasteoffame@wcny.org. Proceeds from the Taste of Fame fundraiser support WCNY’s programs and services. DINNER TICKET $175.00 $157.50 with 10% discount 1 TICKET INCLUDES 4 SERVINGS PER BOX. Cook LIVE with celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson in your home kitchen! The virtual culinary journey includes a 30-minute cocktail Q&A with Chef Marcus where he’ll create his favorite drink, a Tastings NYC ingredient box delivered to your home, a live online cooking lesson, two-week access to the recorded cooking lesson, a private Zoom room to eat with friends, and the online silent auction. PREMIUM TICKET $225.00 $202.50 with 10% discount 1 TICKET INCLUDES 4 SERVINGS PER BOX. Enjoy all the benefits of a Dinner Ticket, plus an autographed copy of Chef Marcus’ “The Red Rooster Cookbook.” Date: Oct. 16, 2020 Times: 6:30–7 p.m. ET | Cocktails 7 p.m. | Dinner 3:30–4 p.m. PT | Cocktails 4 p.m. | Dinner Ticket link: www.wcny.org/tasteoffame


10/28/2020 - Fraud Education Series - Impersonation Scams

Learn how to spot imposters who pretend to be someone they’re not and scam innocent people out of their hard-earned money. At Northern Credit Union our biggest priority is your financial wellness and that includes keeping you and your money safe. We believe your best defense against any kind of fraud is awareness and education. To protect you and the ones you love, we’ve put together a Fraud Education Series to help you recognize the signs of fraud and protect yourself from scammers. Each topic will be presented in a live format on the Northern Credit Union Facebook page. If you cannot join us for the live session, watch the recorded video on our website or Facebook later.


10/30/2020 - 29th Annual Pasta for CASA

29th Annual Pasta for CASA held at Waite Toyota on Friday, October 30th from 4-7pm. Drive-Through only! Meal options include your choice of pasta dish, salad and a dinner roll for $10. Pre-orders accepted now until 10/23! Call us today at 315-755-2963 Meal 1: Spaghetti w/ or w/o meatballs, salad & dinner roll Meal 2: Meatless ziti, salad & dinner roll Meal 3: Vegetarian Lasagna, salad & dinner roll Online raffle and auction will be held from October 15th to November 15th at: https://www.betterunite.com/CASAofJeffersonCounty-29thannualpastaforcasa Kids goodie bags with a chance to entry coloring contest available with purchase of a meal.


10/11/2020 - Tails 2 Trails: 5k Run/Walk for Shelter Animals

This fall, the Jefferson County SPCA is excited to announce a new VIRTURAL fundraiser: Tails 2 Trails: A 5K/ Walk for Shelter Animals! This two-week virtual event will start on Sunday, October 11, 2020 and end on October 25th. We will come together as a community of animal advocates — while properly social-distancing — for two weeks of hikes, runs, and walks on your choice of trail or sidewalk to support our beloved animals in need of adoption and medical attention. For a small donation of $35.00, you can support the Jefferson County SPCA by purchasing 5K tickets through Facebook or Eventbrite. Tails 2 Trails 5K t-shirts are also available for an additional donation! Be sure to use the hashtag #jcSPCAtails2trails to share your adventures! The JCSPCA is one of only a few organizations in our region able to perform consistent rescues of abused and abandoned animals, while also having access to the medical resources required to treat their needs. Much of our work is supported through private donations and fundraising efforts such as this. Our community’s passion and support during this unprecedented time is essential to our ongoing efforts to help vulnerable animals and to serve the families in need throughout our community. For questions, please contact Jordan W. Rodriguez: Fundraising, Marketing & Grants Manager, at fundraisingjcspca@gmail.com


10/14/2020 - Fraud Education Series - Employment Scams

Unemployment scams can make a challenging situation all the more difficult by leading to theft, delayed unemployment claims and more. Learn what to watch out for when you’re looking for a job. At Northern Credit Union our biggest priority is your financial wellness and that includes keeping you and your money safe. We believe your best defense against any kind of fraud is awareness and education. To protect you and the ones you love, we’ve put together a Fraud Education Series to help you recognize the signs of fraud and protect yourself from scammers. Each topic will be presented in a live format on the Northern Credit Union Facebook page. If you cannot join us for the live session, watch the recorded video on our website or Facebook later.


10/01/2020 - 2020 Virtual Scarecrow Scuttle

Join us for our 2020 Virtual Scarecrow Scuttle 5K Run or Walk. Any time, any day, any course throughout the month of October. The cost to participate is $20 per person which includes a long sleeve race shirt and race bib. All participants are entered to win extra race gear and registration for next year's in person event.


10/06/2020 - A Conversation About Words: What is Racism?

This forum will discuss racism in the historical and contemporary context. The goal of this forum is to examine interpersonal relations of racism as well as institutional racial inequities. By exploring the dynamics of racism, we can gain a better understanding on how to address individual and systemic racism in today’s society.


10/14/2020 - Fraud Education Series - Employment Scams

Unemployment scams can make a challenging situation all the more difficult by leading to theft, delayed unemployment claims and more. Learn what to watch out for when you’re looking for a job. At Northern Credit Union our biggest priority is your financial wellness and that includes keeping you and your money safe. We believe your best defense against any kind of fraud is awareness and education. To protect you and the ones you love, we’ve put together a Fraud Education Series to help you recognize the signs of fraud and protect yourself from scammers. Each topic will be presented in a live format on the Northern Credit Union Facebook page. If you cannot join us for the live session, watch the recorded video on our website or Facebook later.


10/28/2020 - Fraud Education Series - Impersonation Scams

Learn how to spot imposters who pretend to be someone they’re not and scam innocent people out of their hard-earned money. At Northern Credit Union our biggest priority is your financial wellness and that includes keeping you and your money safe. We believe your best defense against any kind of fraud is awareness and education. To protect you and the ones you love, we’ve put together a Fraud Education Series to help you recognize the signs of fraud and protect yourself from scammers. Each topic will be presented in a live format on the Northern Credit Union Facebook page. If you cannot join us for the live session, watch the recorded video on our website or Facebook later.


10/30/2020 - 29th Annual Pasta for CASA

29th Annual Pasta for CASA held at Waite Toyota on Friday, October 30th from 4-7pm. Drive-Through only! Meal options include your choice of pasta dish, salad and a dinner roll for $10. Pre-orders accepted now until 10/23! Call us today at 315-755-2963 Meal 1: Spaghetti w/ or w/o meatballs, salad & dinner roll Meal 2: Meatless ziti, salad & dinner roll Meal 3: Vegetarian Lasagna, salad & dinner roll Online raffle and auction will be held from October 15th to November 15th at: https://www.betterunite.com/CASAofJeffersonCounty-29thannualpastaforcasa Kids goodie bags with a chance to entry coloring contest available with purchase of a meal.


10/01/2020 - 2020 Virtual Scarecrow Scuttle

Join us for our 2020 Virtual Scarecrow Scuttle 5K Run or Walk. Any time, any day, any course throughout the month of October. The cost to participate is $20 per person which includes a long sleeve race shirt and race bib. All participants are entered to win extra race gear and registration for next year's in person event.


10/06/2020 - A Conversation About Words: What is Racism?

This forum will discuss racism in the historical and contemporary context. The goal of this forum is to examine interpersonal relations of racism as well as institutional racial inequities. By exploring the dynamics of racism, we can gain a better understanding on how to address individual and systemic racism in today’s society.


10/11/2020 - Tails 2 Trails: 5k Run/Walk for Shelter Animals

This fall, the Jefferson County SPCA is excited to announce a new VIRTURAL fundraiser: Tails 2 Trails: A 5K/ Walk for Shelter Animals! This two-week virtual event will start on Sunday, October 11, 2020 and end on October 25th. We will come together as a community of animal advocates — while properly social-distancing — for two weeks of hikes, runs, and walks on your choice of trail or sidewalk to support our beloved animals in need of adoption and medical attention. For a small donation of $35.00, you can support the Jefferson County SPCA by purchasing 5K tickets through Facebook or Eventbrite. Tails 2 Trails 5K t-shirts are also available for an additional donation! Be sure to use the hashtag #jcSPCAtails2trails to share your adventures! The JCSPCA is one of only a few organizations in our region able to perform consistent rescues of abused and abandoned animals, while also having access to the medical resources required to treat their needs. Much of our work is supported through private donations and fundraising efforts such as this. Our community’s passion and support during this unprecedented time is essential to our ongoing efforts to help vulnerable animals and to serve the families in need throughout our community. For questions, please contact Jordan W. Rodriguez: Fundraising, Marketing & Grants Manager, at fundraisingjcspca@gmail.com


09/17/2020 - Coffee Talk: Complete Count Census 2020, Why it matters!

Join us for Coffee Talk...
 Complete Count Census 2020: Why it matters!

Guest Speaker: Geoff Urda, Planner, City of Watertown

The United States Census is more than just big data.  The Census determines apportionment for representation in Congress, and informs formulas that allocate federal funding, making it crucial for the North Country to ensure a complete count.  Please join us for Coffee Talk as we learn more from Geoffry Urda, planner for the City of Watertown, about the Census and what it means for the North Country. Bring your coffee and a notepad in case you have questions to ask our guest!

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

09/17/2020 - Coffee Talk: Complete Count Census 2020, Why it matters!

Join us for Coffee Talk...
 Complete Count Census 2020: Why it matters!

Guest Speaker: Geoff Urda, Planner, City of Watertown

The United States Census is more than just big data.  The Census determines apportionment for representation in Congress, and informs formulas that allocate federal funding, making it crucial for the North Country to ensure a complete count.  Please join us for Coffee Talk as we learn more from Geoffry Urda, planner for the City of Watertown, about the Census and what it means for the North Country. Bring your coffee and a notepad in case you have questions to ask our guest!

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

09/15/2020 - Coffee Talk: Complete Count Census 2020, Why it matters!

Coffee Talk with The Center for Businesses in Transition

Dani Delaini, Business Transition Program Coordinator at Adirondack North Country Association

If you are a business owner looking to retire or transfer ownership and need assistance navigating available resources, finding a suitable successor or accessing capital OR if you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to  purchase an existing business, start on a new career path leading to business ownership or would like to find out more about employee ownership models and opportunities, please join us to learn about the Center for Businesses in Transition and how we can assist in planning for your future!

The Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition addresses the loss of area businesses by providing matchmaking services with potential buyers, access to planning tools and connection with existing services.

The Center is a dynamic partnership between regional organizations and individuals invested in the retention of local businesses and the future of our communities. The goal is to help owners sell their businesses on the open market, complete intergenerational family transitions or convert to an employee-owned or cooperative model.

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce is a proud Community Liaison of the Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) program.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

09/03/2020 - Coffee Talk: PPP Forgiveness Application

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

09/03/2020 - Coffee Talk: PPP Forgiveness Application

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

09/03/2020 - Coffee Talk: PPP Forgiveness Application

 

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

Revved by Sturgis Rally, COVID-19 infections move fast, far

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country.

From the city of Sturgis, which is conducting mass testing for its roughly 7,000 residents, to health departments in at least six states, health officials are trying to track outbreaks from the 10-day rally which ended on Aug. 16. They face the task of tracking an invisible virus that spread among bar-hoppers and rallygoers, who then traveled to over half of the counties in the United States.

An analysis of anonymous cell phone data from Camber Systems, a firm that aggregates cell phone activity for health researchers, found that 61% of all the counties in the U.S. have been visited by someone who attended Sturgis, creating a travel hub that was comparable to a major U.S. city.

“Imagine trying to do contact tracing for the entire city of (Washington), D.C., but you also know that you don’t have any distancing, or the distancing is very, very limited, the masking is limited,” said Navin Vembar, who co-founded Camber Systems. “It all adds up to a very dangerous situation for people all over the place. Contact tracing becomes dramatically difficult.”

Health departments in four states, including South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wyoming, have reported a total of 81 cases among people who attended the rally. South Dakota health officials said Monday they had received reports of infections from residents of two other states — North Dakota and Washington. The Department of Health also issued public warnings of possible COVID-19 exposure at five businesses popular with bikers, saying it didn’t know how many people could have been exposed.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has defied calls to cancel large gatherings and opposes requirements to wear masks. She welcomed the event, which in previous years brought in about $800 million in tourist spending, according to the state’s Department of Tourism.

“I sat at a bar elbow-to-elbow with guys. No one was wearing masks,” said Stephen Sample, a rallygoer who rode back to Arizona last week.

He had visited a bar where health authorities later issued warnings — One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon — but said he had not had any COVID-19 symptoms. He discussed quarantining with his wife after he returned, but decided against it.

In a country where each state has been tasked with doing the heavy-lifting of responding to the pandemic, tracing every infection from the rally is virtually impossible. But the city of Sturgis is doing what it can to head off a local outbreak by holding mass testing for asymptomatic people.

The city, which is a sleepy tourist destination for most of the 355 days of the year outside of the rally dates, was a reluctant host this year. After many residents objected to the massive influx of people during a pandemic, city leaders decided to pay for mass testing from money they had received as part of federal coronavirus relief funding.

On Monday morning, Linda Chaplin drove with her husband to line up at the mass testing event in the parking lot of the Sturgis Community Center. They had left town during the rally, but the crowds that came before and after the event concerned them so they decided to get tested.

While the results from the test will take a couple days to process, the region is already seeing an increase in coronavirus cases.

“For a long time, people would say, ‘Well, do you know anybody that has COVID?’ and I would say, ‘No, I don’t, but I’m watching the news,’” Chaplin said. “Now, I do know some people that we’ve heard have COVID.”

While Chaplin said the people she knows who have been infected had not participated in the rally, she said that many residents were relieved it’s over.

“Once you get your town back and once the rally is over, it feels like the end of the summer is approaching, school is starting up,” she said.

The local school district delayed the start of in-person classes this year in hopes it would give health officials time to contain an outbreak. The city also made coronavirus tests available for school staff, in addition to requiring city employees to get tested.

Although the city arranged to have 1,300 tests available, about 850 people have signed up for tests so far, according to Danial Ainslie, the city manager.

Some residents, like Eunice Peck, were not concerned about the potential for an outbreak. She rented her home out to rallygoers as a way to make extra money. She had avoided the crowds that fill the city’s downtown and didn’t feel the need to get a test.

“It’s a very good thing for the town,” Peck said of the rally.

But events like Sturgis concern health experts, who see infections growing without regard to city and state boundaries. Without a nationally-coordinated testing and tracing system, containing infections in a scenario like Sturgis is “almost impossible,” said Dr. Howard Koh, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who worked at the Department of Health and Human Services under former President Barack Obama.

“We would need a finely orchestrated national system and we are far from that,” he said. “We are really witnessing a 50-state effort with all of them going in different directions right now.”

Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health, on Friday advised people to quarantine for two weeks if they attended the rally.

She said, “We’re expecting that we’re going to see many more cases associated with Sturgis.”


08/13/2020 - Coffee Talk w/ The Center for Businesses in Transition

Coffee Talk with The Center for Businesses in Transition

Dani Delaini, Business Transition Program Coordinator at Adirondack North Country Association

If you are a business owner looking to retire or transfer ownership and need assistance navigating available resources, finding a suitable successor or accessing capital OR if you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to  purchase an existing business, start on a new career path leading to business ownership or would like to find out more about employee ownership models and opportunities, please join us to learn about the Center for Businesses in Transition and how we can assist in planning for your future!

The Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition addresses the loss of area businesses by providing matchmaking services with potential buyers, access to planning tools and connection with existing services.

The Center is a dynamic partnership between regional organizations and individuals invested in the retention of local businesses and the future of our communities. The goal is to help owners sell their businesses on the open market, complete intergenerational family transitions or convert to an employee-owned or cooperative model.

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce is a proud Community Liaison of the Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) program.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.

 

08/13/2020 - Coffee Talk w/ The Center for Businesses in Transition

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. Each session invites guest speakers to present information to our business community and provides opportunities to ask questions about relevant topics we are facing.